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Mississippi Newspaper Sparks Outrage By Calling County's First Gay Marriage 'Historic'

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This kind of reaction is bullshizz!!

There's a newspaper in Mississippi, right? It does what newspapers are supposed to do: it reports the news. This especially includes stories that are historic, whether you like them or not. Even if you slap a negative connotation on the county's first gay marriage, it is historic regardless!

That's something a lot of the paper's readers didn't understand when they lost their shizz and decided to throw a hissy fit over the front page story, claiming it was putting their youth in danger. GIVE US A BREAK.

On Feb. 7, the Laurel Leader-Call published a story with the headline Historic Wedding: Women Wed in Laurel Through Smiles, Tears. The article was about the wedding of Jessica Powell and Crystal Craven, and how they were the first gay couple to get married in the county, and that Crystal has been battling brain cancer. How is that not a heartwarming story, if not heartbreaking, with the news of this brave woman's brain cancer??

Ignoring that fact (and all facts, really), residents in the county were OUTRAGED that the newspaper would run such a story! Awful and mean calls and emails were directed to the newspaper's offices, and subscription cancellations came like a tidal wave. Their Facebook page was on fire with countless hateful comments! WTF!

So the paper's owner stepped in and got everyone nice and quiet before he told them to eat it!

Here's some of what he said:

"I took the bulk of the irate phone calls from people who called the paper to complain. Most of the complaints seem to revolve around the headline, "Historic Wedding," and the fact that we chose to put the story on the front page. My answer to the "Historic Wedding" headline is pretty simple. You don't have like something for it to be historic.

The holocaust, bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Black Sox scandal are all historic. I'm in no way comparing the downtown wedding of two females to any of those events (even though some of you made it quite clear that you think gay marriage is much worse).

We have stories about child molesters, murders and all kinds of vicious, barbaric acts of evil committed by heinous criminals on our front page and yet we never receive a call from anyone saying 'I don't need my children reading this.' Never. Ever. However, a story about two women exchanging marriage vows and we get swamped with people worried about their children."

We doubt that every single person in the county had an issue with this — and we suspect a lot of good and tolerant people live there. We also bet there are at least a few people from the LGBT community who live there that were inspired by this story!

For all the other people out there that either have the wrong impression or just have plain hatred in their hearts: it's time to learn a thing or two about love and humanity, before you lose yourselves in fighting something that has no negative effect on you, your community, or those around you!

Love is love!! Bravo, Laurel Leader-Call, and a warm congrats to Jessica and Crystal!!

[Image via Laurel Leader-Call.]

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14 comments to “Mississippi Newspaper Sparks Outrage By Calling County's First Gay Marriage 'Historic'”

  1. 1

    And if a thousand straight guys came ot protest and exercise their first amendment rights you'd flip your shit and call them homophobes and blah blah blah and then preach about equality for all except the people who don't agree with you.

  2. praylipton says – reply to this


    Who really give a shit about this, except gay people I mean?

  3. 3

    I think the people in the town should just get over it. Believe what you want but it just seems ridiculous to complain about other people's love. Just live YOUR life.

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  5. tempe says – reply to this


    I dont even care what the story was about-when your shizz stained crusted pink panties are all up in a bunch -my day is made !

  6. nationalenquirer says – reply to this


    Bit its ok for YOU to post your DAILY lusting of STRAIGHT young men huh ?

  7. 7

    I think the owner of the paper was dead on. we thrive on violence and mayhem yet we get all crazy about something positive. leave those women alone and let them enjoy their life together. it's easy …. mind your own business.

  8. 8

    It's nice to know Mississippi is such a wonderful place that this is what they are worried about. After going to college in Mississippi, I know they should be more worried about more pressing matters, like obesity, racism, and the fact that their state falls at the bottom of the list in any academic statistics report. This world is so advanced in some ways that it blows my mind, but on the other hand we are so behind the times in some issues that I find myself wondering if it's really 2013. Here we are with self-parking cars, smart phones and tablets on every single person, yet we still have people trying to keep the same rights that they enjoy from their fellow neighbors because they think their god that they choose to worship would be angered by two people falling in love. If you want to pray for some poor souls who need guidance in their life, don't pray for me or other gay people. I'll be fine. Pray for those poor children who grow up in the households mentioned above that preach intolerance above all else. Remember, folks, the last frontier of racists insisted they were brave for standing up for what they believed in. Why have we not learned from our mistakes that keeping rights away from people based on intolerance is never the right answer?

  9. 9

    It amazes me that we live in a country where it's okay to take certain rights away from people just because we think something is icky. It's marriage! If your god would be angered by two people falling in love that he created, what is morality?

  10. clamrocks says – reply to this


    perez,worse than this story,3 seperate senior proms that I know of this year are blacks only and whites only..you need to get out and see whats really going on in this country..start with alabama/mississippi…you wouldn't believe we're living in a new millenium.

  11. Jen says – reply to this


    Re: praylipton – I care deeply about this, and I am straight. Next time shut your ignorant mouth before you try and speak for all straight people.

  12. tacogirl says – reply to this


    WHO THE FUCK CARES beside you perez. And you're stupid. We're talking about a conservative, religious county. How do you think they're going to react?…
    You will post any "Gay Story" because you're gay, no one else cares…..

  13. 13

    Re: tacogirl – Spoken like a true racist during the 1960's. "It's their problem, not ours. Who cares!"

  14. praylipton says – reply to this


    Re: tacogirl – I'll shut my mouth when people like you cease to stifle the opinions of others.